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BATMAN AND THE MAD MONK #1 (OF 6) 

Written by Matt Wagner
Art and cover by Wagner

Join Matt Wagner as he revisits the early career of the young Batman in another adventure inspired by DC's Golden Age in this blood-curdling sequel to BATMAN AND THE MONSTER MEN!

The Dark Knight is learning that there are more twisted faces of evil than those worn by the street criminals and mobsters of Gotham. Now, Batman must counter sinister machinations and new dimensions of wickedness as he confronts the hooded menace of the Mad Monk!

Batman • 32pg. • Color • $3.50 US

On Sale August 23, 2006

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TRIALS OF SHAZAM! #1 (OF 12) 

Written by Judd Winick
Art and cover by Howard Porter

Acclaimed writer Judd Winick (OUTSIDERS, GREEN ARROW) redefines the mighty Captain Marvel in a 12-issue maxiseries featuring a stunning new art style for fan-favorite illustrator Howard Porter (THE FLASH, JLA)!

The world is in magical turmoil as Captain Marvel tries to keep everything under control in the aftermath of the events of DAY OF VENGEANCE. And with the rest of the Marvel Family powerless, it's all up to him — unless some drastic changes occur fast. Luckily, everything changes by this issue's end!

DC Universe • 32pg. • Color • $2.99 US

On Sale August 30, 2006

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THE BOYS #1 

Written by Garth Ennis
Art and covers by Darick Robertson

Garth Ennis (Preacher) and Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan), co-creators of two of the most thought-provoking comics of the last decade, introduce their first original collaboration for a new monthly series: THE BOYS — a dark, twisted look at super powers, super-people, and the men and women who make sure the world's "heroes" never go too far.

With a quarter-million super-powered beings in the world, someone's got to watch what's going on beneath all those masks and capes. In a U.S.A. uncomfortably like our own, that task falls to The Boys, a government-funded group of operatives dedicated to keeping the "supes" in line.

Wildstorm Universe • 32pg. • Color • $2.99 US • Mature Readers

On Sale August 16, 2006

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DEADMAN #1 

Written by Bruce Jones
Art and cover by John Watkiss

The superstar veteran team of fan-favorite writer Bruce Jones (NIGHTWING, THE WARLORD) and innovative artist John Watkiss (SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE, TRIGGER) explores the mysteries of life — and love — after death in this original re-imagining of the classic DC character. Combining over-the-top action and brain-tingling speculation, this is Deadman as only Vertigo could deliver in an ongoing series about sex and string theory; parapsychology and political conspiracy; where the "wonder years" and the afterlife are just two dimensions of the same reality.

Brandon Cayce is cocky young pilot for a major airline who likes to fly right and party all night. With his older brother Scott at the controls, Brandon is "deadheading" a free flight with a hangover that won't quit. Without warning, Scott deliberately crashes the plane into a downtown London skyscraper. Brandon is killed in a horrifying wreck, along with everyone on board.

And his day only gets worse from there.

To survive his own demise, Brandon must confront these riddles head-on, until he realizes that the person with the answers may be his late brother's own wife — a woman he once loved himself. And when he encounters her again, he finds that his love for her is one part of himself that will never die.

Vertigo • 32pg. • Color • $2.99 US • Mature Readers

On Sale August 16, 2006 

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